Bylakuppe Golden Temple to close for renovation till Aug 31

Bylakuppe Golden Temple to close for renovation till Aug 31

 Namdroling Monastery, popularly known as the Golden Temple, at Bylakuppe Tibetan settlement in Periyapatna taluk of Mysuru district would remain closed till August 31 for renovation works.
According to Tsering Choedhar, managing trustee of Penor Rinpoche Charity Foundation, the renovation works will begin on Wednesday and hence the monastery will be closed for the public and devotees.

Usually, Namdroling mon­ast­ery receives hundreds of visitors both from India and abroad. It is the largest teaching centre of the Nyingma lineage of the Tibetan Buddhism. It is home to a sangha community of over 5,000 lamas (both monks and nuns), a religious college (or shedra) and a hospital.

It was established by the 11th throne-holder of the Palyul lineage, Drubwang Padma Norbu Rinpoche, in 1963 following his 1959 exit from Tibet as the second seat of the Palyul Monastery, one of the six great Nyingmapa Mother monasteries of Tibet. The monastery’s full name is Thegchog Namdrol Shedrub Dargyeling, called ‘Namdrolling’ or ‘Namdroling’ in short.

Its initial structure was a temple constructed from bamboo, covering an area of approximately 80 square feet. On February 17, 1978, the Buddhist College (Shedra) was constructed and completed. The ‘Padmasambhava Buddhist Vihara’ (known as Golden Temple) was inaugurated on September 24, 1999.

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